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Partial closures at Hayle Academy amid Covid-19 outbreak

Partial closures at Hayle Academy amid Covid-19 outbreak

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:42pm 17th March 2020. (Updated at 8:08am 18th March 2020)

Another school in Cornwall has announced partial closures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Hayle Academy says it will only be open to Year 7 and Year 11 for the rest of the week, due to high levels of staff absence.

A letter has gone out to parents, apologising for the difficulties caused for families by the decision.

The headteacher says there will be challenging weeks ahead with further disruption to schools but they are doing all they can to support pupils and families.

What school work will the children do?

Teachers will set work for their classes using Show My Homework.

Work will be set in line with our students' timetables, in English, Maths, Science, Geography History and Spanish in Years 8 and 9 and in English, Maths, Science and option subjects in Year 10.

Teachers will set work that will take around 45 minutes to complete and will provide clear instructions and ensure that work can be completed with the resources available to students.

Should your child have any difficulties with the work set, then please email enquiries@hayleacademy.net and your child's teacher will provide
further guidance and support.

"All students in Years 7 and 11 who are not self isolating or unwell, should attend school as usual.

"I am anticipating at this stage that the disruption to schools will continue for some considerable time, so we would strongly encourage all students who are able to, to attend school as usual.

"Please be assured that we will do all we can to minimise the impact on our students, to provide work, and to help them to continue to make progress in their learning.

"These will be challenging weeks ahead of us, and the support of our families is very much appreciated.

"Parents with questions can contact a member of our team through the enquiries@hayleacademy.net email or by phoning us on 01736 753009.

"We will keep parents full updated with any further developments over coming days and weeks."

Mrs Jan Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher

You can find all the latest school closures information for Cornwall here.

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